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Producer Jeff Schaffer sits between star Larry David (left) and another cast member on the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” set.

Jeff Schaffer (in the center) on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm with its star, Larry David, and fellow cast members

Photograph by John P. Johnson/HBO


TV writer and producer Jeff Schaffer on how to be funny


A photograph of art historian Cassandra Albinson next to a photograph of a portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour applying pink rouge to her cheeks

Cassandra Albinson

Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

January-February 2021

Philanthropist Edwin Binney with Helen Willard, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection

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(1 of 4) Edwin Binney with Helen Willard, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection, at the exhibition opening for “The Romantic Ballet” in 1966. 

Image courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection

Brief life of a philanthropic art collector: 1925-1986

January-February 2021

An historic photograph from Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library archives shows the 1936 exhibition on women scientists—in this case, folders of their published scholarship.

Photograph of the exhibit courtesy of Schlesinger Library/Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

“Women in Science” on display

January-February 2021

Ornate eighteenth-century dress with wide hooped skirt

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(1 of 2) Among the 107 ensembles are an ornate mantua, c. 1760-65

Photograph courtesy of Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Highlighting 250 years of women in fashion

January-February 2021

Three people in 1950s New York

New York, by Robert Frank, negative 1955-56
Courtesy of the Addison Gallery of American Art

“Robert Frank: The Americans,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art

January-February 2021

A selection from the Forbes Pigment Collection

Photograph by Caitlin Cunningham/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Musuems/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Harvard’s world-famous collection of colors can now be enjoyed from home. 


Majestic twentieth-century stone castle perched on Gloucester coastline

At first glance, Hammond’s Gloucester home could be mistaken for a transplanted European castle.

Photograph by Lovely Valentine Photography/Courtesy of Hammond Castle

Gothic surroundings, spiritualism, and science: Hammond Castle Museum’s eclectic appeal

November-December 2020

Photograph of Edo era fan depicting Mount Fuji and Mount Tsukuba on alternate sides

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg

This folding fan enfolds two sacred mountains.

November-December 2020